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The Importance of Respite – supporting Carers during Covid-19

Whether caring for someone with a mental health condition, a learning disability, dementia, or other needs, the demands can be different but the need for a break remains the same.

How to Holiday from Home: 5 Top Tips for your Staycation

It’s holiday season, but with the restrictions on travelling abroad and the consequent difficulty in finding availability in the UK, many people will be spending their summer holiday at home this year. Here are our top tips to make your holiday at home as refreshing as possible.

Personal Connection

Many of our in-person groups have been meeting again in the last few weeks, and it’s wonderful to make personal connections again.

Reopening and Reunions at Guideposts

Our face-to-face adult services have been opening up gradually over the last month. Although we have kept in touch and offered online services, phone calls and sent fun things to do in the post, it’s not the same as being together.

Celebrating a year of the Guideposts Information & Support line

The Guideposts Information & Support phone line opened a year ago, in March 2020. It was coincidental, if fortunate, that it was just at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Our team have been at the end of the phone to support people through this exceptional year, and have developed the service to fit the needs of the time.

Help with the worries of the pandemic: Jenny’s story

Guideposts Information Service heard from a young woman, Jenny, who lives with from Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and had been self-isolating at home during the Covid-19 crisis.

The worries of the pandemic: Is it safe to have workmen at home?

During lockdown, we took a call from a lady, who was distressed and needed urgent help for her elderly father who has Parkinson’s Disease, loss of voice and lives on his own in Gloucester. Some sockets in the kitchen had come off the wall and were unsafe. Harriet was worried that her father might try to fix it himself and cause an accident.

Long Covid: What do we know?

An article to help understand the persistent symptoms that are sometimes reported following a Covid-19 infection, and some ways to handle them.

6 Ways We’ve Helped During Lockdown

As we make the final preparations for reopening we wanted to reflect on some of the thing we have done since the start of the pandemic. So here are 6 things to celebrate!